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#8343 - 10/17/10 02:34 PM Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2213
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
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#8345 - 10/17/10 03:27 PM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: wagga]
smithb Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 80
Loc: ventura county, ca
Originally Posted By: wagga
i like reading about rescued hikers, because there's always something to learn from it.

i think it does a disservice to the public when the who, what, where, when, and why of reporting is incomplete.

i learned that two nameless men - they got that part right by looking at the photos - set off some type of gps, for some unknown reason, in order to get a free ride out of the back country.

medical emergency? thirsty? lack of clothing?

why were the men apart from each other?

did they know each other or was it a lucky two-for-one extrication?

sorry.

rant off.

but really.....

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#8346 - 10/17/10 04:02 PM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: smithb]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Yes, the rest of the story is really missing there...

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#8355 - 10/17/10 08:19 PM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: Steve C]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Saw that on the Fresno channel news and read it in the Fresno Bee.The lack of information made me instantly think someone got tired and pushed the mommy button.Don't have any information to base that on except for the lack of information regarding any emergency.

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#8361 - 10/18/10 07:13 AM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: Rod]
smithb Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 80
Loc: ventura county, ca
Originally Posted By: Rod
pushed the mommy button

laugh laugh laugh

don't mind if i use that, do you?

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#8362 - 10/18/10 08:22 AM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: smithb]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Go right ahead I got it from George one of the local Park Rangers who posts here on occasion.

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#8363 - 10/18/10 10:47 AM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: Rod]
Ken Offline


Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 742
Loc: Los Angeles
They were found near Joe Crane Lake. This is just south of Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest Bass Lake ranger district. I've worked in that area as a volunteer ranger. Pretty desolate and remote.

I agree that it is a bit of a disservice to omit relevant details...why report it at all, if one omits the info that makes it a story?

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#8369 - 10/18/10 01:00 PM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: Ken]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's a map of the area: Joe Crane Lake via Postholer.com

Looks like it is accessible via Clover Meadow off Beasore Road out of Bass Lake. It's a long drive into that trail head!

And a picture I found using Google, from a.r.gerhold's Sierra Trip July 09:

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#8381 - 10/18/10 06:37 PM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: wagga]
RoguePhotonic Offline


Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Bakersfield CA
That's a great area to be lost! =P Just below Post Peak Pass which is the most beautiful I have crossed!
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#8407 - 10/19/10 11:00 AM Re: Hikers rescued in Yosemite National Park [Re: RoguePhotonic]
Ken Offline


Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 742
Loc: Los Angeles
Post Peak Pass, is, indeed, magnificent. There are some interesting cross-country routes down from there, to lakes that are never visited.

Beasore road is the most frequently traveled way, but definely not the best. Much better is the road from North Fork, Minarets Road, that comes into Beasore a mile or two before Clover Meadow. Paved nearly all the way to the intersection, whereas Beasore is mostly not paved. Plus, it has magnificent views, all the way to the backside of Mammoth, and into the Florence Lake area. The road is longer, but about the same time, and much less dusty.


Edited by Ken (10/19/10 11:05 AM)

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